12 Days of Giving: John’s Crazy Socks Supports United Cerebral Palsy of Long Island

John’s Crazy Socks is kicking off our 12 Days of Giving by supporting one of our favorite organizations: United Cerebral Palsy of Long Island (UCP-LI). For every order we receive on Thursday, December 1, we will donate $1 to UCP-LI. 

John Cronin, Co-Founder and Chief Happiness Officer at John’s Crazy socks said, “We want to show the world what people with differing abilities can do and United Cerebral Palsy does that every day. We love that organization.” 

John with artist at United Cerebral Palsy

John’s Crazy Socks does more than take one day to celebrate and support the work of United Cerebral Palsy- Long Island. Each year, John’s Crazy Socks participates in the annual UCP Walk. 

Cerebral Palsy Awareness Socks 

John’s Crazy Socks makes socks to celebrate people with cerebral palsy and to support UCP-Long Island. John’s Crazy Socks has created a collection of four Cerebral Palsy Awareness socks with two designs available in both crew and knee-high socks. They are unisex socks with the crew socks selling for $13.99 and the knee-high socks selling for $16.99. John’s Crazy Socks donates 10 percent from the sale of the socks to UCP of Long Island. 

John with Cerebral Palsy Awareness Socks

John said, “These socks are so beautiful and fun. They show our love for people with cerebral palsy.” John added, “We also have a special gift package of Cerebral Palsy Awareness Socks.” 

“This is a very special for our agency as these socks help raise awareness of Cerebral Palsy. We couldn’t be more grateful to John and Mark for partnering with us,” said Colleen Crispino, President and CEO of UCP of Long Island.

Visiting UCP of Long Island

John and Mark paid a visit to UCP Long Island, met with some of the artists working there and spoke to one of their peer groups. They made some videos with the UCP artists and soon some of their artwork may show up in the offices of John’s Crazy Socks. 

Amanda, an artist at UCP-Long Island

Mark X. Cronin, John’s co-founder and father, said, “UCP of Long Island does such great work benefiting people with cerebral palsy and many others with differing abilities. We consider ourselves grateful for the opportunity to support their work.”

John’s Crazy Socks is committed to showing what people with differing abilities can achieve. John is not only an award-winning entrepreneur, but he also has Down syndrome. More than half their employees have differing abilities. John and Mark are frequent speakers on the importance of inclusion and fierce advocates for the rights of people with disabilities having testified before Congress twice and spoken at the United Nations. 

About United Cerebral Palsy of Long Island


For over 70 years, United Cerebral Palsy of Long Island has positively impacted the lives of people with disabilities through the outstanding quality of our programs and services and the compassion we convey to those we serve. UCP of Long Island is committed to advancing the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with disabilities by creating Life Without Limits. Our heartfelt mission is to provide life skills training, education, advocacy, meaningful employment and a place to call home for Long Islanders with a wide range of disabilities. UCP of Long Island proudly upholds the values of excellence, integrity, dignity, empowerment, responsibility, accountability, vision and innovation. For information on UCP of Long Island programs and services, please visit their website:  https://www.ucp-li.org/.

About John’s Crazy Socks

John’s Crazy Socks was inspired by John Lee Cronin, a young man with Down syndrome, and his love of colorful and fun socks—what he calls his “crazy socks.” He and his father, Mark X. Cronin, started the company as a social enterprise with a mission of Spreading Happiness™. With more than 4,000 socks, John’s Crazy Socks is now the world’s largest sock store. More than half their employees have a differing ability, and their Giving Back program has raised over $550,000 for charity partners like the Special Olympics, the National Down Syndrome Society, and the Autism Society of America. Most of all, they are Spreading Happiness™. 

For more information about John’s Crazy Socks, visit our webpage, Facebook page, Instagram account or YouTube channel. You can also contact us at 631-760-5625 or via email at service@johnscrazysocks.com.